Directory of Blogs by Entrepreneurs

This post was inspired by Fidelity Ventures Partner Larry Cheng who recently compiled a list of VC blogs and ranked them in order of Google Reader subscribers.  I have a few hundred feeds that I follow in Google Reader and the way that I find new ones is a random process of discovery so Larry's post was great in that he not only provided a rank-ordered list but also a convenient way to mass subscribe.

VC bloggers are fascinating to follow.  But I also love to follow blogs by entrepreneurs.  It's an unique viewpoint and one that I find that I learn a lot from.  So with that in mind, I created a list of entrepreneur blogs.  The criteria for inclusion on this list is rough but basically boils down to the primary author of the blog has to be a founder or C-level executive at an entrepreneurial organization and write relatively frequently about entrepreneurial stuff.  In compiling the list I made several exceptions.  For example, I included TheFunded which is not a single author blog but rather a feed from a members-only network of entrepreneurs and I included Marc Andreesson who has great stuff on his blog but he just hasn't written anything new in a while.

My list has many biases.  For example, it's tilted toward authors in the US who write about "tech" companies but I would love to expand and grow the reach.  So if you know of other blogs that should be included on this list, post a comment here and I'll update the list.

Lastly, here is a Google Bundle for the list.  Full disclosure: I included this blog in the bundle which you can feel free to delete.

  1. Joel Spolsky, Founder / CEO at Fog Creek Software (64,598)
  2. Seth Godin, Founder of Yoyodyne; creator of "permission marketing" (41,957)
  3. Jason Fried, 37signals co-founder Jason Fried (and other 37signals employees) (31,595)
  4. Tim O'Reilly, Founder / CEO of O'Reilly Media (10,269)
  5. Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo (10,000) [note: this is an email list & not in Google bundle]
  6. Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux (8,436)
  7. Jonathan Schwartz, CEO at Sun (7,750)
  8. David Heinemeier Hansson, Co-founder 37signals (7,000)
  9. Nivi Babak & Naval Ravikant, Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs succeed (6,897)
  10. Dharmesh Shah, Founder / CEO of HubSpot (6,723)
  11. Sergey Brin, Co-founder Google (5,782)
  12. Chris Pirillo, Geek, Internet entrepreneur, hardware addict, et al (5,437)
  13. Marc Andresseen, Co-founder of Netscape, Loudcloud, et al (5,116)
  14. Kevin Rose, Founder Digg (4,496) 
  15. Carson McComas, Entrepreneur (4,064)
  16. Mark Cuban, Owner Dallas Mavericks; Founder Broadcast.com (4,062)
  17. Andrew Chen, Analysis on viral marketing, freemium, design & online ads (2,407)
  18. Markus Frind, CEO of Plentyoffish.com (1,966)
  19. Jeff Pulver, VOIP entrepreneur (1,709)
  20. Benjamin Yoskovitz, Instigating discussion, ideas and better business (1,477)
  21. Ross Mayfield, Co-founder / President of SocialText (1,248)
  22. Dan Bricklin, VisiCalc co-creater (1,159)
  23. TheFunded, Various C-level executives at startups (1,137)
  24. David Sifry, Founder / CEO at Technorati (1,093)
  25. Steve Blank, Retired serial entrepreneur now professor of entrepreneurship (1,062)
  26. Jonathan Mendez, Serial entrepreneur, online ad expert (1,087) 
  27. Loic Le Meur, Founder / CEO Seesmic, Founder Le Web (855)  
  28. Dave McClure, Serial entrepreneur now adviser (796)
  29. Rajesh Setty, Serial entrepreneur (683)
  30. Wil Schroter, Founder Go Big Network (781)
  31. Christopher Carfi, Co-founder Cerado (761)
  32. Shai Agassi, Musing on alternative energy, electric cars and other topics (670)
  33. Eric Ries, CTO and serial entrepreneur (627) 
  34. Craig Newmark, Craig from Craigslist (609)
  35. Joe Krauss, Entrepreneur (578)
  36. Furqan Nazeeri, Startups, venture capital & everything in between (508)
  37. Caterina Fake, Co-founder Flickr (479)
  38. Anil Dash, Co-founder Six Apart (472)
  39. Matt Blumberg, A first-time CEO writes about entrepreneurship and email (438)
  40. James Hong, Founder Hot or Not (426) 
  41. Paul Stamatiou, Tech News, Reviews & Guides (379)
  42. Gabor Cselle, A blog about email and startups (337)
  43. Tony Wright, Founder / CEO RescueTime (291)
  44. Jason Shellen, Founder / CEO at Plinky (281)
  45. Sean Ellis, Serial CMO / VP Marketing (266)
  46. Tom Szaky, CEO at TerraCycle (263)
  47. Greg Reinacker, Founder & CTO at NewsGator (240)
  48. Dave Kellogg, CEO of Mark Logic Corporation (210)
  49. Barney Pell, CEO of Powerset (165)
  50. Rahul Sood, Founder VoodooPC (159)
  51. Antonio Rodriguez, Founder / CEO at Tabblo.com (142)
  52. Bert Armijo, Co-founder & SVP at 3tera (133)
  53. Sim Simeonov, Entrepreneur; recovering VC (115)
  54. Jon Bischke, Founder / CEO @ EduFire (114) 
  55. Prasad Thammineni, Serial entrepreneur and founder at Pixily (111)
  56. James Siminoff, Founder / CEO at PhoneTag (94)
  57. Steve Barsh, Serial enterpreneur / interim executive (92)
  58. Daniel Tunkelang, Chief Scientist at Endeca (91)
  59. Mark Pincus, Serial entrepreneur / recovering VC (91)
  60. Adeo Ressi, Entrepreneur, environmentalist & founder of TheFunded.com (70)
  61. Terry Gold, Serial entrepreneur (57)
  62. Andrew Payne, Serial entrepreneur (50)
  63. David Cancel, Co-founder & CTO at Lookery.com (41)
  64. Alain Raynaud, Founder FairSoftware (41)
  65. Jana Eggers, CEO of SPRD.net AG (36)
  66. Brian Shin, Founder / CEO at Visible Measures (34)
  67. Charles Teague, Technologist-in-Residence at General Catalyst (30)
  68. Michael Gracie, Serial COO / CTO (30)
  69. Pito Salas, Founder BlogBridge; former CTO eRoom (23)
  70. Doug Levin, Entrepreneur / former CEO at Black Duck Software (21)
  71. John Nesheim, Engineer & veteran of Silicon Valley (20)
  72. Mitch Kapor, Founder Lotus (20) 
  73. Various Entrepreneurs, Founder Institute (20) 
  74. Jeff Bennett, Experiences as an enterpreneur with social media and eCommerce (18)
  75. Mick Hagen, Founder @ Zinch (16) 
  76. Aaron Cohen, Serial entrepreneur (15)
  77. Apolinaras Sinkevicius, Startup ops guy (14)
  78. Steve Woda, Founder buySAFE (11) 
  79. Jules Pieri, CEO at Daily Grommet (10)
  80. David Hauser, Co-founder ReturnPath; CEO Grasshopper (10)
  81. Leon Ho, Founder Stepcase blogger @ lifehack (10)
  82. Alan Isfan, Co-founder / CEO at FaveQuest (8)
  83. Tom Keller, Founder & former CEO of Intense Debate (6)
  84. Laurent Feral-Pierssens, Founder / CEO Silentale (6)
  85. Jon Gillespie-Brown, Serial entrepreneur (6)
  86. Alan Meckler, CEO WebMediaBrands (4)
  87. Edward Daciuk, Investing, entrepreneurship, music, reading & life (3)
  88. Jay Jamison, Serial entrepreneur (3)